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Black Mirror

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Friday, Feb 16, 2018
    For those who may not recognize this picture, it’s the cover photo for the show Black Mirror. Now the picture itself may not look like much but it’s what it stands for and what the show stands for that causes a person to think. The show is a series of unrelated episodes that critique society in some way, mostly critiquing the role of technology in society today. The title of the show is Black Mirror because that is what your phone or computer screen looks like when it is off, you can see a black reflection of yourself. The series depicts various horrible ways of life due to the effects on technology. Black Mirror shows us how technology has helped us to lie, cheat, or spread gossip. It also shows how technology has created a society that is now obsessed with one’s image, an extremely power hungry society, a society that practically fantasizes criminals, and a society that allows technology and the media to run politics. Black Mirror’s episodes truly make you examine your life and your dependency on the technology in front of you. Because the show seems so futuristic we often don’t relate it to our own lives, however I believe that the show is trying to warn us of the dangers of technology before we unknowingly slip into an episode of Black Mirror.      
     
    By: Kelly Christy, College of Liberal Arts
    Photo Attribution: http://kuberadio.com/in-review-black-mirror-season-4/